Thursday, July 2, 2009

laying out...

Sharon requested photos...and I also got an email asking how to lay it out if you don't have space...well I'd suggest the floor or your bed. But you don't have to lay out every piece, just plan where they are going. Here where my steps. Be warned my sewing room and design wall are messy!!

One.... lay out the center "4 patches" after sewing them so nothing gets repeated next to each other. That was "fun"...not exactly! Don't have a piccy of that part. Then I laid out the matching color that goes stair stepped up from each 4 patch. I put them on a slant but they don't stay that way.

Then you have a color that fills in the space on each of the 4 sides and you want those to all be different and making sure nothing ends up next to each other. It took me about 15 minutes to put them all around. They aren't perfect but they worked well for me. You seriously can't get them all even spaced out, but I tried my best.

I always take a picture so I can remember how it's laid out once I start taking down block after block to sew!

Progress for the day! I've even changed a few spots by now as they came up. These are big 18x20 blocks so you only need 12 for a 68 x7?something quilt. I think it will be a nice summer quilt once it's all done.

PS: the two missing are waiting on deck for sewing...one almost finished and one waiting it's turn!

7 comments:

Janet said...

I lovew how it's coming along, it's like putting a jigsaw puzzle together. It's going to be so nice.

Carol said...

Oh I really like how it's coming along. It is going to be gorgeous.

Quilt Hollow said...

Glad for the pictures and idea of taking a photo after laying it out! I can't even say how many times I've placed quilt top pieces thinking in my head it was all good and sew them up to find I did something terribly wrong! This is going to be a stunner of a quilt!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

That's going to be a wonderful quilt. Thanks for the layout tip!

Karen said...

That's a good quilt you have going there. I was surprised to see the blocks as I didn't know what you were making from the layout on the board. But it makes sense once you see the block.

Libby said...

Wow - look at you go. It's really going together great *s*

Lynn Dykstra said...

What is this pattern? I love how it is turning out.